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How To Wire More Than One Light to a Switch: I have two new switches for exhaust fan and light, there are only two switches in the wall but three sets of wires because there is two light fixtures.
Wiring More Than One Light Switch
[ad#block] Electrical Question: I have two new switches for exhaust fan and light, there are only two switches in the wall but three sets of wires because there is two light fixtures.
- None of the white wires are attached to the old switches only black can you explain this for me please, and how to exactly wire the new ones up.
This electrical question came from: Adam, a Homeowner from Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
Thanks for your electrical question Adam.
How To Wire More Than One Light to a Switch
Application: Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, best installed by a licensed electrical contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the access to the wiring for the wall switch for the exhaust fan and if a larger switch box will be required.
Precaution: The combo bathroom exhaust fan circuit should be identified, turned OFF and Tagged with a Note before working with the wiring and installing the fan speed switch.
Notice: Modifying existing wiring or installing additional bathroom electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Wiring for More Than One Light to a Switch
- The white wires are typically neutrals which are not used for switching.
- If you wish the switch the two light fixtures from one switch then just create a splice joining the two light fixture wires with another separate wire that we refer to as a pigtail and connect the pig tail to the light switch.
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